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I am thrilled to be working at Q13 FOX News. Moving back to the amazing people and unrivaled beauty of the Pacific Northwest is a dream come true.

I grew up in Longview, Wash., and lived in the south Puget Sound for several years before beginning my broadcasting career in Reno, Nev., as a photojournalist. I then moved more than 2,000 miles away to Greensboro, N.C., where my nearly 10-year long stint in the deep south began.

After almost 7 years working as a photojournalist and reporter in Atlanta, I packed up my life and returned to my home state of Washington.

I live in Seattle with my partner and our awesome dog.

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    Family, friends desperate to find Mountlake Terrace woman missing since Monday

    MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. — It’s been more than three days since anyone has seen or heard from 54-year-old Cheryl DeBoer, but her family hasn’t given up on their search. Police believe Cheryl may have been near her car when she disappeared, but detectives still don’t know where she is. Cheryl’s niece, Nalla DeFosse, said Thursday that her family is heartbroken and scared something terrible has happened. “She’s a very loved and missed person right now and all we want is […]

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    Family of missing Mountlake Terrace woman say she would never take off on own

    MOUNTLAKE TERRACE, Wash. — Family and police are continuing their desperate search for 54-year-old Cheryl DeBoer. Investigators are calling her disappearance suspicious. Police said Cheryl may have walked through a pathway to the nearby Mountlake Terrace park-and-ride on Monday morning, but nobody’s seen her since. Her husband was the last person to see her. Her family is desperate to find her. “If anybody has seen or heard from her, please call us,” said Kevin Pickard, of the Mountlake Terrace Police […]

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    State collects 3 times the projected revenue during I-405 toll launch

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — The new I-405 toll lanes are making the Washington State Department of Transportation a lot of money, more than three times what the agency expected to generate during the first three months of the program. Some drivers worry the windfall only benefits the state and not commuters. WSDOT thought it would collect $1 million during the last three months of 2015 – instead the state made $3.7 million from drivers paying the new tolls. “I’m very angry,” […]

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    Lead contamination found in middle, elementary schools near Gig Harbor

    GIG HARBOR, Wash. — Lead discovered in a drinking fountain and a sink has a local school district alerting parents and conducting more tests on its water system. The contamination was discovered near Gig Harbor in the Peninsula School District. Routine tests found the contamination at Kopachuck Middle and Voyager Elementary schools. The district said the lead is isolated to only two water fixtures, which have since been removed, but parents are concerned. “It’s really bad for their body,” said […]

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    Marysville mom thwarts car prowlers, thieves

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. – Amanda Bennett said her surveillance cameras caught a crook red-handed breaking into her car on Thursday morning. But how the thief got inside the car caught Bennett by surprise. Marysville Police told Q13 News that sometimes car thieves and prowlers use something called shaved keys, where the keys’ ridges are worn down or shaved just enough to fool the lock to open a door or even start a car. “We think he used a shaved key to […]

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    Seattle assessment team tours ‘Jungle’ homeless camp again; mayor plans to close it eventually

    SEATTLE — City and state officials on Wednesday toured ‘The Jungle’ homeless encampment for the second time in two weeks, taking a close look at the living conditions inside. But some nearby business owners said they are tired of the crime and believe The Jungle must be shut down. The assessment was led by Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins. The team did not sweep the camp or tell anyone inside to leave but some people who work nearby believe that’s […]

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    Lawmakers eyeing later school start times statewide

    OLYMPIA, Wash. — A new bill could require school districts statewide to begin classes later in the day. Studies show students aren’t getting enough sleep and it could be impacting brain development. The new bill, SB 6429, would require all public schools to start one hour later. On Tuesday, students testified at the state Capitol, urging lawmakers to push the bill forward. “I have to wake up at 6 in the morning because it’s a 30-minute drive,” said Olivia McAuliffe. […]

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    Seattle assessor team finds ‘tragic, unsanitary’ conditions among homeless in ‘The Jungle’

    SEATTLE — It took three hours for a team of close to 50 city and state officials to tour the nearly 2-mile long homeless camp called “The Jungle” Thursday. Led by  Seattle Fire Chief Harold Scoggins, the assessment is the first in-depth look at the area in decades. Scoggins said the living conditions in the unsanctioned homeless camp are tragic and unsanitary. The team counted more than 120 campsites under the freeway and in the brush but nobody knows for […]

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    City plans assessment of ‘The Jungle;’ homeless residents fear eviction after violence

    SEATTLE – A homeless camp called ‘The Jungle’ has a notorious history of drugs and violence – but it’s also home for many who don’t have anywhere else to go. After Tuesday night’s deadly shooting, many people living there worry officials could close The Jungle for good. The Washington State Department of Transportation said it has cleared out areas inside The Jungle twice in 2015, once in the summer and again in the fall. But people keep cutting through the […]

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    SPD says it’s cracking down on homeless RV camper crime; neighbors want more done

    SEATTLE — The Seattle Police Department said it’s cracking down on crime associated with homeless RV campers. There are still many neighbors who think the police need to do more to keep their streets safe. SPD said despite criticism by some neighbors, the department is taking their concerns very seriously. But some homeowners believe there are too many criminals living in RVs for police to handle. “We’ve been dealing with this,” said homeowner Megan Nystrom. “There’s just been a lot […]